Jadeja potential hailed by Raina

30 April 2021 00:29:59 GMTPlus10

Chennai Super Kings batsman Suresh Raina believes his teammate Ravindra Jadeja has the potential to become the best all-rounder in world cricket.

Veteran Raina played for Chennai for seven years in the Indian Premier League before leaving in 2015 only to rejoin three seasons later.

The 34-year-old has retired from international cricket with India but has been a regular top-order batsman in this year's IPL, helping his side win five of their opening six matches in the competition.

And all-rounder Jadeja has also been central to the Super Kings' success, taking five wickets and posting 109 runs this campaign.

Jadeja was particularly impressive in his side's recent match with Royal Challengers Bangalore, firing an unbeaten 62 from 28 deliveries before finishing his four overs with the ball with figures of 3-13.

And as the Super Kings continue their IPL revival after a disappointing 2020 campaign, Raina has waxed lyrical about Jadeja and his potential in the sport.

Speaking to Indian broadcasters Star Sports, Raina said: "He's been amazing. I would say he's going to be the number one [all-rounder] in the world.

"I love his attitude, how he throws the ball and he enjoys his fielding. He's a fabulous fielder and always throws a lot of balls around and hits with direct throws.

"I think Jadeja is one person who can really change the momentum. Whoever is the captain in the side, they really want him in the team."

Chennai are 6/5 to reach this year's IPL final, while Jadeja is 10/3 to finish the competition as the Super Kings' top bowler on the team.

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